HBO Max is launching in almost fifteen days, and there’s so much content to watch, it’s impossible to figure out which one should be kept on watchlist. Well, HBO is WarnerMedia’s division, and collectively the studio owns thousands of series, films, documentaries, reality TV shows etc. You are never finishing it off; however, you can at least keep a check on the best ones and take them off the list.
What HBO Max Offers?
Since WarnerMedia is directly involved in the functioning of HBO Max, you’ll see content from all of its subsidiaries making their way to HBO Max. Of course, it would be filtered genre-wise; however, it’s going to be a vast library. Here are the major studios, television and film production houses, and animation works that will be a part of HBO Max under WarnerMedia’s banner:
- HBO: Home Box Office
- DC: Films and Television Entertainment
- Cartoon Network
- Warner Bros. Studios/Warner Bros. Television
- New Line Cinema
- The CW [Joint Venture between CBS and WarnerMedia]
In this piece, we’ve prepared a list of some of the best TV shows that will be available on HBO Max for you to watch. So, start making your watchlist:
1. The Outsider [Miniseries]
The Outsider is a crime-horror drama, telling the story of a Det, Anderson, who’s solving rape and mutilation of an 11-year old boy. The series is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Stephen King’s horror literature has been a cynosure of the cinematic and television industry for a long time now, with his novels being adapted into successful live-action films/series.
The 10-episode series has been widely applauded by critics, holding 82% approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Ben Mendelsohn in the leading role, you’ll be able to catch the series directly on HBO Max soon.
2. I Know This Much Is True [Miniseries]
The show stars Avengers-star and three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo. This particular statement is enough to get you all buckled up to watch this series. And it becomes more enjoyable when you learn that Mark Ruffalo plays a double-role in the film, and no, none of them is green.
The series follows two identical twin brothers, Dominick and Thomas, where Dominick struggles to help his schizophrenic brother released from an asylum and take him under his care. The series, while moderately applauded is in the news for Ruffalo’s iconic performance and must be given a try.
3. Westworld [All Seasons]
Westworld, the dystopian sci-fi show from Jonathan Nolan is breaking records of viewership and outstanding critics ratings all over the world. Recently, the show finished its third season and received an overwhelming response. Westworld will be available on HBO Max at launch with all three seasons in the library. In case you’ve missed it, it’s time to catch it up at HBO Max.
Westworld follows a dystopian world where wealthy guests can enter into a Wild West theme park and live their fantasies and desires. The show takes a turn when some of the Androids placed in the park become sentient.
4. The Flight Attendant [HBO Max Original]
Kaley Cuoco has made a name for herself for her famous portrayal of Penny in famous CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. And now, after the show is over, we’ll be watching her in a thriller show, with Cuoco moving forward from comedy in The Flight Attendant.
The show follows Cassandra Bowden, who finds herself lying next to a dead body in her hotel room before her flight to New York, on which she is an attendant. The show is created by Cuoco herself and stars Sonoya Mizuno and Michiel Huisman as well. The series will debut on HBO Max later this year as its production was halted amid COVID-19 shutdowns,
5. Raised by Wolves [HBO Max Original]
This original series from HBO Max is a science-fiction adventure gift from acclaimed director Ridley Scott. The show focuses on two Androids who are tasked to raise humans on a different planet. The show’s primary plotline has been kept under wraps; however, Ridley Scott is a terrific director, and his expertise in the sci-fi genre is well-established.
The show will star Travis Fimmel, who is famous for his lead role in Vikings. The show is not debuting on an inaugural day, but will soon be available on HBO Max exclusively.
6. The Undoing [Miniseries]
The Undoing is based on the novel You Should Have Known and follows a therapist Grace Fraser, who finds herself in a mid-life crisis in her well-settled, happy household. The show will be directed by Susanne Bier who is well known for her acclaimed works including Bird Box and miniseries The Night Manager and is the only female recipient of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
The show will star a famous ensemble including Nicole Kidman in the lead role along with Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Noah Jupe, and Edgar Ramirez in prominent roles. While the show is an HBO Original, it will also be available on HBO Max alongside at the same time.
7. Euphoria [All Seasons]
Euphoria has been one of the best shows HBO has ever come up with. The teenage drama based on an Israeli series of the same name has been in talks for its open and explicit depiction of youthful experiences ranging from substance abuse, sex, identity, anxiety, and trauma.
The show stars Zendaya and Maude Apatow in leading roles, with Zendaya playing a recovering drug addict teenage girl. The show has been critically acclaimed and has been renewed for a second season by the network. It will be available on HBO Max along with other HBO shows on the streaming platform.
8. Gossip Girl [HBO Max Original]
The teenage drama is the revival of the famous 2007 series of the same name. The show will serve as a sequel-cum-soft reboot of the famous show and will be exclusively released on HBO Max as an original.
The show will, of course, be modernized as per the new-age teen generation but will move ahead with similar themes as the original show. The show will str Emily Lind in the lead role, who is famous for her child roles in Revenge and Code Black along with several newcomers.
Other HBO Shows You Might Not Want A Miss On HBO Macx:
- Game of Thrones
- True Detective
- Big Little Lies
- Silicon Valley
- The Wire
- The Sopranos
These shows are just very few of the extensive library of films and television shows from HBO, and many more originals are to be announced in the coming months. The current pandemic and subsequent lockdown have led to halts on various productions, but HBO Max is all set to debut with these fantastic shows.